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GetHiddenAttribute Method [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

The GetHiddenAttribute method returns the value of hidden attribute of a Microsoft Access object in the object's Properties dialog box, available by selecting the object in the Database window and clicking Properties on the View menu.

object.GetHiddenAttribute(objecttype, objectname)

The GetHiddenAttribute method has the following arguments.

Argument Description
object Optional. The Application object.
objecttype One of the following intrinsic constants:


You must enter a constant for the objecttype argument, acDefault is not a valid entry.
objectname A string expression identifying the name of the Access object.


The GetHiddenAttribute method (along with the SetHiddenAttribute method) provide a means of changing an object's hidden attribute from Visual Basic code. With these methods, you can set or read the hidden option available in the object's Properties dialog box.

Since the hidden attributes that the user can set by selecting or clearing a check box, the GetHiddenAttribute method returns True if the option setting is Yes (the check box is selected) or False if the option setting is No (the check box is cleared). For example, to set an option of this kind by using the SetHiddenAttribute method, specify True or False for the setting argument, as in the following:

Application.SetHiddenAttribute acTable,"Customers", True

Applies to | Application Object

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